Colbert unexpectedly endorses John Kerry for president in 2012

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:18 EDT
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Colbert endorses Kerry 2012
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Tuesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert opened by reminding us (as if we could forget) that the 2012 presidential election is just around the corner, and that this election is going to come down to a clash of ideas.

“Do we want bigger government, gay marriage and class warfare?” Colbert asked, “Or do we prefer Mitt Romney’s message, ‘I look like a president.’?”

He went on to elucidate that, in practice debates, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has been standing in for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), the president’s opponent in November. Colbert looked askance at the choice of Kerry, calling it “shocking,” mostly because he can’t believe “somebody chose John Kerry for something.”

However, after a rundown of Kerry’s qualifications and a list of his eerie similarities to Romney, Colbert announced that he was left with no choice but to endorse John Kerry for president.

“Who better to face America’s challenges,” asked Colbert, “than a man with so much face?”

Watch the clip, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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